VA Section 27 Pictures - Milemarker 9.5 - 12.1

North of Tollhouse Gap - US 11

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View to the north (northwest?) from trail as it descends southbound to Tollhouse Gap. This picture was taken at approximately mile 9.5.  Courtesy dlcul@conncoll.edu
View to the north (northwest?) from trail as it descends southbound to Tollhouse Gap. This picture was taken at approximately mile 9.5.
Submitted by dlcul @ conncoll.edu

For reasons understood by only the Forest Service, Fullhardt Knob Fire Road and Fullhardt Knob Shelter are not on Fullhardt Knob. This is a view of the actual Fullhardt Knob taken as seen  from trail as it descends southbound to Tollhouse Gap. This picture was taken at approximately mile 9.5.  Courtesy dlcul@conncoll.edu
For reasons understood by only the Forest Service, Fullhardt Knob Fire Road and Fullhardt Knob Shelter are not on Fullhardt Knob. This is a view of the actual Fullhardt Knob taken as seen from trail as it descends southbound to Tollhouse Gap. This picture was taken at approximately mile 9.5.
Submitted by dlcul @ conncoll.edu

mm 11.5 Trail crossing of VA 652.  There are  signs here which prohibit parking.   GPS N37.3992 W79.8852  Courtesy pjwetzel@gmail.com
mm 11.5 Trail crossing of VA 652. There are signs here which prohibit parking. GPS N37.3992 W79.8852
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Wildflowers in field just west (trail south) of VA 652. MM 11.5.  Courtesy dlcul@conncoll.edu
Wildflowers in field just west (trail south) of VA 652. MM 11.5.
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View to west towards Daleville and Tinker Ridge which the southbound trail eventually follows. Taken from MM 11.7.  Courtesy dlcul@conncoll.edu
View to west towards Daleville and Tinker Ridge which the southbound trail eventually follows. Taken from MM 11.7.
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View to east to Fullhardt Knob from the knoll just west of VA 652 (Mile 11.7). The AT circles to the right around the knob.   Courtesy dlcul@conncoll.edu
View to east to Fullhardt Knob from the knoll just west of VA 652 (Mile 11.7). The AT circles to the right around the knob.
Submitted by dlcul @ conncoll.edu

For the southbound hiker the trail enters a pasture after crossing VA 652, crosses a small stream via a railroad-tie foot bridge, and then steeply ascends a grassy slope in pasture to the marker shown at the crest of the hill. Turn right from here, cross pasture to a stile and enter woods, gradually descending. Northbound hikers cross stile into this pasture and ascend gently to the marker shown, then turn left steeply down the hill.  Courtesy pjwetzel@gmail.com
For the southbound hiker the trail enters a pasture after crossing VA 652, crosses a small stream via a railroad-tie foot bridge, and then steeply ascends a grassy slope in pasture to the marker shown at the crest of the hill. Turn right from here, cross pasture to a stile and enter woods, gradually descending. Northbound hikers cross stile into this pasture and ascend gently to the marker shown, then turn left steeply down the hill.
Submitted by pjwetzel @ gmail.com

Hiker parking area on the east side of US 11 (MM 12.1). The trail crosses the highway just north of here.  Courtesy dlcul@conncoll.edu
Hiker parking area on the east side of US 11 (MM 12.1). The trail crosses the highway just north of here.
Submitted by dlcul @ conncoll.edu